Kirstie Allie
Actress Kirstie Alley (Getty)

Actress Kirstie Alley has slammed accusations she was being critical of Bruce Jenner following his ABC interview with Diane Sawer, in which the Olympic gold medallist and reality TV star said he was transitioning into a woman.

"Trying to find a place for myself midst a world that has mistaken bravery for insanity,' the Hollywood actress wrote. "Mandela was brave… the rest of this s**t is absurd."

After being attacked by some Twitter users, including one who called her "disrespectful and insensitive," the actress said she was referring to herself, writing: "F**k!! Wow! People love to jump to the most absurd conclusions! lol… I'm just here in Italy questioning my OWN bravery… my OWN way to help."

She added that she is a friend of Jenner's and at the time had not even seen the two-hour ABC interview with the star.

"For the record: I'm in Italy. I didn't see the Jenner interview & was not referencing Bruce in my earlier tweet. He is a friend of mine," she clarified.

Alley followed up by concluding: "From now on I will stick to baby animal photos, lame quotes & happy emojis. I shall refrain from introspection "

The former Cheers star and Golden Globe winner wasn't the only celebrity whose cryptic tweets attracted attention following Jenner's announcement.

Kris Humphries, who was married to Jenner's stepdaughter Kim Kardashian for just 72 days in 2001 spoke out, tweeting: "Man, I'm glad I got out when I did. #Gottadoyou".

His tweet came after Bruce Jenner announced "For all intents and purposes, I am a woman," during his interview with Sawyer.

"People look at me differently," he said. "They can see you as this macho male, but my heart and my soul, and everything that I do in life, it is part of me, that female side is part of me. That's who I am."